Fences provide many benefits, but the price may be a little high. Although a basic self-installed fence can cost several hundred dollars, professional installation of fences mesh quality can raise the price to a few thousand dollars, from January 2011.
According to the website of improvement projects for the home “DIY Or Not”, the average price of a contractor to build a wire fence of 100 feet (30.48 meters) long and 4 feet (1.21 meters ) high reaches US $ 800 in January 2011. By contrast, an owner who decides to do the job can build a similar fence for about US $ 590. The prices website “Cost Helper” continues to explain that a fence of 300 feet (91.44 meters) with a pair of doors typically costs between US $ 1,800 and US $ 2,500 in materials and can cost as much as US $ 3,300 already installed, from January 2011.
“DIY Or Not” explains that a professional installer can install about 100 feet (30.48 meters) of metal mesh fence about seven hours, but property owners who do the work themselves may need more than double of time. Typical work includes digging post holes, mix and pour concrete to hold the posts in place and installing mesh fence itself.
Although professional installers should have the necessary tools, homeowners who choose to install metal fences by themselves may find the tools increase the total cost. “DIY Or Not” says that commonly require tools including levels, wrenches, shovels, hoes, sticks, tape and pipe cutters or saws capable of cutting metal.